About Gatehouse Press

Who We Are

Gatehouse Press is a publishing house based in Norwich. Founded in 2006 by Tom Corbett, its mission is to support new writers, primarily through publishing poetry and short fiction.

Tom stepped down as the managing director in 2013 and the press is now run by a team of directors:  Andrew McDonnell, Sam Ruddock and Julia Webb.

Aims and Objectives

Our aim is to provide a platform both for new writers from across the UK, and for established writers who are seeking to develop new and innovative projects. Whilst we seek to promote the work of writers from a diverse range of backgrounds, we also aim to retain a strong sense of connection with our East Anglian roots. Many of our books deal with themes directly or indirectly related to East Anglian history, culture and landscape, and several of our books on East Anglian subjects have been shortlisted for the East Anglian Book Awards.

Our intention is to expand the range of avenues available to new writers through publishing innovative new work, both through our quarterly journal, Lighthouse, and our poetry and short fiction pamphlet series. We are active in soliciting work for these publications: we are always looking out for new writers who are emerging through both Lighthouse and other national poetry & short fiction journals, and may be ready to produce a more substantial volume of their work.


We are a not-for-profit company, dedicated to serving the literary community. All of the Gatehouse Press directors and editors contribute their time and effort on a voluntary basis, but all of them are committed to good creative writing and high-quality publishing. Our profits all go into new publication projects, and we rely on the support and generosity of the community we serve. Our talented team works hard to create and maintain a level of quality that remains unrivalled. Our books get great feedback and are always warmly welcomed at the regular events we organise as a press.

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